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Title: Waterfowl nest baskets : Section 5.1.3, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual
Authors: Environmental Impact Research Program (U.S.)
Marcy, Larry E.
Keywords: Waterfowl management
Artificial nesting structures
Waterfowl nest baskets
Wire nest structures
Anas platyrhynchos
Wildlife management
Waterfowl nesting habitat
Habitat improvement
Management practices
Management techniques
Environmental management
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; EL-86-15.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A management techniques report on waterfowl nest baskets is provided as Section 5.1.3 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report was prepared as a guide to assist Corps biologists and resource managers in developing and implementing waterfowl management programs on Corps lands. Topics covered for nest baskets include waterfowl use, design and construction, installation, placement, maintenance, costs, and cautions and limitations. Specially designed wire fabric nest structures provide the means for potentially increasing breeding populations of waterfowl, especially the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). The design, construction, installation, placement, and maintenance of four types of nesting structures are described. For purposes of this report, they are referred to as (1.) open basket, (2.) rectangular basket, (3.) horizontal cone, and (4.) horizontal cylinder. Detailed specifications and lists of materials required for construction are provided for each design. Recommendations are given for the proper placement and protection of nest structures in suitable habitat to ensure maximum use and productivity.
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